From the kitchen team:
The true taste is in nature, and food is more than just filling the stomach. We at Bard College Berlin engage with these questions. It starts already with shopping for groceries. Choosing fresh, seasonal, and organic produce of high quality is of primary importance. In addition, we believe in treating fresh produce respectfully so that the natural variety of tastes and nutrients are preserved during the cooking. Good thinking and planning but also a lot of 'joie de vivre' is part of the preparation of every dish, every day.

In order to accomplish this, we have a highly motivated and well-trained team, consisting of full professionals, as well as student assistants, who cook with full dedication and attention to detail.

The result: consistent food quality at a reasonable cost, which fosters the health and well-being of all the members of the community as well as the Bard College Berlin guests.

Lunch is the main meal on a weekday and brings together students, faculty and administration. To cater for all tastes and needs, different menus are offered each day. All meals include vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian options; food allergies can be accommodated on request.

Bon appétit!

Cafeteria address

The dining hall is located in Waldstraße 70, a five minute walk from the student dorms and the seminar buildings.

Sample menu

Here is how the menu could look like on a weekday:

Buffet: croissants (simple or with chocolate), various types of bread, cheese, ham, salami, chocolate spread, honey, jams, various types of cereal and muesli, dried fruit (apricots, plums, cranberries, figs), various nuts (cashew, walnuts), (fruit) yoghurt, tea, coffee, bio milk, soya milk, oat milk, rice milk, fresh fruit

Main course:
Veal tenderloin with champignon sauce, rosemary potatoes and cabbage gratin
Vegetarian option: Stuffed tomatoes with cheese
Vegan & gluten-free option: Stuffed tomatoes with rice and vegetables

Tomato salad, cucumber salad, cous-cous salad, noodle salad, lentil salad, green salad

Plum cakes


Corn-fed chicken breast with peppers and vegetables
Vegetarian & vegan: Vegetable lasagna
Fresh fruit

Opening Hours (Mon-Fri)

Breakfast 8.00 am – 9.00 am
Lunch 11.30 am – 1.45 pm
Dinner 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Opening Hours (Sat-Sun)

Brunch 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Dinner 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

All campus events that need catering, require a completed and approved event planning form, which needs to be with the kitchen staff one week before the event.